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Lunar I Rooster 1oz Gold Coin 2005


2,000.00 €

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Perth Mint
Perth Mint

Founded in 1899 in Perth, Australia. The Perth Mint holds the world record to mint the biggest gold coin with 1012 kg. Globally loved by investors for their high quality and wide range of investment and collectors coins.

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The 10th release of the Lunar Gold coin series from the Perth Mint celebrates the “Year of the Rooster”. The Lunar Rooster 1 oz gold coin was released in 2005 and has a limited mintage of 19,729 coins.

All of the Lunar Rooster gold coins have a fineness of .9999 gold and are considered legal tender in Australia.

Year of the Rooster

  • In Chinese Astrology each zodiac year is associated with an animal sign. 2005 is the “Year of the Rooster”.

  • According to the Chinese Zodiac, those people born under the rule of the Rooster are believed to be observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and very confident in themselves.

  • The birth years of the Lunar Rooster are 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017.


The front side of the coin depicts a rooster standing on a rock with the sun in the background. The Chinese character for Rooster is to the right of the motif. The year of issue “2005” is engraved vertically on the left side of the coin. The fine weight and purity of “1 OZ 9999 GOLD” can be seen on the bottom below the Rooster. There is also an ornamental circle of dots that surrounds the outer edge of both sides of the coin.

The reverse side depicts the right side portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with crown. The initials “IRB” appear below the portrait and stand for artist and engraver Ian Rank-Broadley. The inscriptions around the outer edge are the name of the regent “ELIZABETH II”, the country of origin “AUSTRALIA” and the nominal value of “100 DOLLARS”.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Country of Origin: Australia
Series Name: Lunar I “Year of the Rooster”
Year of Issue: 2005
Diameter: 32.1 mm
Purity: 99.99% Gold
Fine Weight: 1 ounce
Nominal Value: 100 Dollars

Metal Gold
Form Gold Coin
Country of Origin Australia
Manufacturer Perth Mint
Series Lunar I
Purity 999.9/1000
Fineweight 31.10 gram
Gross Weight 31.10 gram
Denomination (oz) 1 oz
Year of issue 2005
Grade Brilliant
Condition Circulated
Face value 100 AUD
Thickness 2.65 mm
Diameter 32.10 mm
Mintage 19729
Packaging single in Capsule
Packaging Unit 20 per roll
Large Packaging 2 100 per box
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